NEW BRITAIN - At one point in the middle of its schedule, the Plainville girls basketball team was coming off a pair of lopsided losses - a 44-point defeat to Bristol Eastern on Feb. 17 and a 14-point one to Farmington on Feb. 23.
It turns out, as of late, that was merely a couple of bumps along the way for the Blue Devils.
Jaida Vasquez scored 23 points, while Lilly Wazorko and Kori Jones finished with 13 and 11 points, respectively, to lead Plainville to a 51-41 win over New Britain on Monday night, the team’s third victory in a row to move to 5-2 on the season.
Maya Slisz scored a team-high 16 points for the Hurricanes, who have lost two straight and four of their last five to fall to 2-6. Layla Mejia was second for New Britain in scoring with 10 points.
The Hurricanes managed to take the early lead in Monday’s matchup, but were outscored in the second and fourth quarters, which proved costly in the end. Plainville, which scored double-digits in each of the four periods, held New Britain to just seven points in the second quarter and eight points in the final eight minutes.
Vasquez, meanwhile, helped the Blue Devils close out the game by scoring eight of her points in the final quarter.
Bristol Eastern 49, Avon 37: The Lancers continue to roll through their schedule.
Ciara Collins scored a game-high 20 points, including 11 in the first quarter, to spark Bristol Eastern (6-1) to a 16-11 margin after the first quarter. The Lancers never had to play from behind after that, leading throughout the night.
Alyssa Kehler (8 points), Cali Doyon (7 points) and Janessa Gonzalez (6 points) rounded out were Bristol Eastern’s other leading scorers, while Emma Stavens also had a strong game.
Avon, now 2-4, was led in scoring by Adeline Standish with 16 points.
Goodwin Tech 48, Prince Tech 35: The Gladiators got 17 points from Ava Hernandez and 11 from Megan Lukeszewski as they cruised to their sixth win of the season.
Goodwin Tech took control of the game early, leading 21-5 after the first quarter and 37-13 at the half.
In addition to Hernandez’s and Lukeszewski’s offensive efforts, Tomoya Bennett pulled down 11 rebounds and recorded eight assists to go along with three points.
Jassire Perez was Prince Tech’s leading scorere with 11 points.
Southington 42, Lewis Mills 33: The Blue Knights earned their third win of the season with a nine-point victory over Lewis Mills. Dylan Olson led all scorers with 13 points and Aedan Derrick backed him up with 10.
Southington hit four three-pointers in the game and was able to hold Lewis Mills to fewer than 10 points in each quarter. The Blue Knights will host Bristol Central, which they lost to 51-38, on Thursday at 6:45 p.m.